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Old 24-06-2017, 01:50   #1
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Mains agnostic battery charger + inverter

Ok...well, it looks like my battery charger has fried/died.

In the spirit of making thing better, I'm on the hunt for a charger with the following features

- take power input from 100v/110v/115v/220v/240v AC shore power connections; bonus point for not having to manually switch to the local power standard. Additional bonus point for having wide tolerances bands (I'm supposedly on 100v right now, but more typically see 85v to 90v) and not needing to worry about 50hz vs 60hz power.

- isolated power input from solar/wind wither the ability to accept a wide range of DC power (say up to about 50v DC)

- ability to charge several banks each with different batter chemistries

I think I might add an inverter with similar shore power input capabilities, but that's another project.

Anyone have a favorite battery charger that is a close match for the given requirements?
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Re: Mains agnostic battery charger + inverter

Most good chargers are multi voltage input.

I have 't see any that will charge different Chems. But agm and flooded are close enough.

No chargers will take solar / wind. They need own controller.

No inverters are multi voltage
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Re: Mains agnostic battery charger + inverter

Wiring a new charger From Maine Sail:

http://forums.sailboatowners.com/ind...5/#post-880275 and

Installing A Marine Battery Charger Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com
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